There are a lot more thread regulars than that.
The #'s have multiplied quite a bit, since the assembling of Toaster.Net.
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Posted by MysterD on 29 March 2015 - 01:55 AM
Posted by MysterD on 29 March 2015 - 01:10 AM
it seems like this week is sega's birthday or something. every authorized gaming site is discounting sega games in various prices, not just steam
Yeah, seems like it's Sega + Bethesda mania on most sites.
Unfortunately, most deals are not MysterD-worthy or I already own the game.
Posted by MysterD on 29 March 2015 - 12:59 AM
You know it's been like this, a loose conversation thread with deals, for years literally so I just wonder why now it needs to change to please a couple of people.
I do want to talk about games and deals and I generally don't want to intentionally offend anyone, but my mind tends to wander and my conversations tend to stray a bit sometimes. If it's going to be such a huge deal then I just won't even bother. It's not like there isn't plenty of other places to have conversations on the internet and not like I'm not already Steam friends with most of the regulars on this thread anyhow.
I get the point about there being an off topic forum and a PC forum but for better or worse the bulk of the conversation among PC gamers on CAG has always been in this thread, or the previous incarnations of it, for years. It is what it is and it's hard to get people change habits and move somewhere else. Not exactly great having a conversation by yourself either.
I guess whoever complained can feel smug about getting this thread strictly moderated to deals and basically turned into a dull Reddit like format. You'll also have to do a lot of moderating and deleting if being that hardcore strict about non-deal posts is really what you intend to do since I don't think others will leave or change so easily or take so kindly to your intervention.
It feels like this is a shot at the last great PC gaming deals/chatter thread.
Neuro did this Steam+ thread to put all us PC gamers + all the PC digital deals all under one roof...
...instead of having a scattershot of 5,000 different lackluster PC deals threads about Gamersgate slacking on their deals; GMG's deals getting posted here + there in that thread; and other PC threads that got nowhere to even close to the amount of action as a Steam-titled Thread would.
Posted by MysterD on 29 March 2015 - 12:50 AM
I'm glad to see that no one here said anything malicious and no members were attacked or belittled, but as a Deals thread, it's appreciated that you keep the talk related to deals. There's nothing wrong with group specific social forums, we have them in other locations. I'm about to ditch and go out for the evening, but I ask that you please keep the chatter in here to a minimum and move the party over to the Steam games thread.
I didn't realize you were a mod, until the others here pointed it out.
Anyways, I think one of the concerns might be - well, this thread might go down the tubes in amount of posting, if we do post elsewhere about non-deal stuff.
And, well - I doubt the other Steam thread you mentioned is anywhere as popular + gets as much posting as this one frequently does. I think that thread might be buried a bit on these Forums, as well.
Seriously - there are no great or worthwhile PC deals happening, at this moment of time. I wish it was the old days like Steam decided to have really good PC download deals (before they kind of scaled that back) + Amazon DVG when Tony was around (since Amazon DVG certainly scaled back) - but, that Golden Era of great PC gaming digital deals feels kinda dead in 2015.
Posted by MysterD on 29 March 2015 - 12:40 AM
PSSST. She's a mod. She only came here because someone tattled.
Thanks for the info. Good to know.
Incidentally, this is why the forum layout sucks. We can't even see WHO the mods are unless we hover our mouse pointers over their names!
Agreed. In the old days, it was pretty much apparent who the mods were and who weren't, w/out doing mouse-hovering.
Posted by MysterD on 29 March 2015 - 12:38 AM
i learned my lesson, when i was exclusively gaming on consoles. i would have over 100 + physical games. i would pretty frequent flip games, by trading them into bestbuy, gamestop, and amazon. as soon as i got down to around 40-50 games. it would go back up to 70+ games. i realize at that point i had a problem, because i have not even play half of those games. alot of times, i found myself spending 5 mins trying to decide what game to play. if i do the same on pc, it would just be a waste of storage space on my hard drive, instead of physical space. plus. many indie looks like ios/ android game with their graphics. i can play those type of games on my smartphone for free.
As someone who has tons of HDD space and is quite lazy - don't worry, you're gonna slaughter that 250 SSD drive + your 1 TB in a matter of no time. Especially if you start buying and downloading PC games like me and some of the rest of us here like crazy.
And especially w/ games like Star Citizen, that are going to want over 100+ GB of HDD space; and many other current games asking for 40-60 GB or so of HDD space i.e. FFXIII, Wolf: TNO, The Evil Within, NBA 2K15, etc.
For internals that play my games from - I have a two 1 TB HDD's that are almost full; and my 2 TB HDD has only a little over 380 GB left.
I have two externals for game back-ups - 1 of them is 500 GB and is almost full; and the other is 2 TB and has about 800 GB open.
Posted by MysterD on 29 March 2015 - 12:27 AM
Guys, this is thread is in the Video Game Deals forum, try and keep it on topic.
If we had some MysterD-worthy deals (i.e. 75% off or better off lowest MSRP or $12 or less on AAA titles very quickly) like we did in the old AmazonDVG-Tony days, we might have some actual game-deal discussions in here.
But, no - Dragon Age Inquisition is unfortunately not even $20 yet. :P